The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has released an addendum to the 2010 Annual Report Data, "Analysis of Commercial Support Distribution and Long-Term CME Trends."
The addendum builds on the information included in the previously published annual reports, from 1998–2010, to provide long-term analysis of trends. In addition, the addendum includes new data, made possible because of the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS), a Web-based portal designed to centralize and streamline the collection, management, and analysis of program and activity data from ACCME-accredited CME providers. The structure of PARS enabled the ACCME to present an overview and analysis of commercial support distribution across the national CME enterprise.
See the links below to read the 2010 Annual Report Data, the Analysis of Commercial Suppor Distribution and Long-Term CME Trends addendum and to listen to an audio commentary by Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive.
Read previous years' reports.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting U.S. institutions that offer continuing medical education through a voluntary, self-regulatory system. The ACCME also has a system for recognizing state medical societies as accreditors for local organizations offering CME.
The ACCME's mission is to identify, develop, and promote standards for quality continuing medical education that improves health care for patients and their communities. There are currently approximately 2,200 accredited CME providers in the United States, whose educational activities draw more than 23 million health care practitioner participants annually.
The ACCME's member organizations include the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S. Inc.
For more information, visit www.accme.org.